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The good, the bad and the ugly statues of famous people in Africa

January 18, 2018 at 01:22 pm | History

Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei | Contributor

January 18, 2018 at 01:22 pm | History

Pamela Ofori-Boateng

Pamela Ofori-Boateng | Contributor

January 18, 2018 at 01:22 pm | History

Statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the University of Ghana campus in Accra

A controversial statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled last year at the University of Ghana campus in Accra by Pranab Mukherjee, the president of India, as a symbol of close ties between the two countries.

Months later, a group of professors petitioned for the removal of the statue of Gandhi, whom they claim was racist. They wanted the university to instead, erect statues of African heroes and heroines.

Ghana’s foreign ministry assured that the statue will be removed and relocated.

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